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Doctors go on 20-mile pub crawl
8:00pm Friday 15th June 2012 in News
A GROUP of doctors from East Lancashire will celebrate Father’s Day by completing a 20-mile pub crawl in aid of skin disease research.
On June 17, Dr Ron Higson a GP at the Castle Medical Group in Clitheroe, will lead the group of 20 walkers to raise money for the British Skin Foundation (BSF), which leads research into cancer.
The trek will start in Whalley and will pass a total of nine Ribble Valley pubs with animal-related names along the way.
“Pubs do sell soft drinks too,” points out Dr Higson, who works as the lead GP in the East Lancashire Intermediate Dermatology service.
He said: “Bill Cunliffe, a retired dermatologist and fellow supporter of the BSF asked me a while ago to consider fundraising for the BSF through one of our adventure trips which we do regularly in the Ribble Valley.
“The walk we will be doing has a pub every two miles or so, and we intend to visit every one of the pubs – this should help with getting even more people from work interested.”
Dr Higson aims to finish the route in six hours and to raise £500.